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FIRST ON 5 NEWS UPDATE: Name of Man Who Died Following Motorcycle Accident Released
Written by Whitney Wetzel
Last updated on May 07, 2013 @ 1:13PM
Created on May 06, 2013 @ 11:46PM
 
5 NEWS UPDATE (5/6):
 
5 News has learned the name of a man who died after crashing his motorcycle on I-79 in Marion County Saturday night.
 
According to the Sheriff's Department, Roger Ford, 51, crashed near mile marker 137 just before 10:00 p.m. The south bound lanes were shut down for over an hour. 
 
HealthNet was called to the scene, but Ford died shortly after the crash. Officials said he was wearing a helmet. Still no word on what caused the accident.
 
ORIGINAL STORY (5/4):
 
A Harrison County man is dead after somehow crashing his motorcycle on I-79 in Marion County late Saturday night.
 
It happened just before 10:00 p.m. around mile marker 137 in the southbound lane. Both southbound lanes were shut down for about an hour.
 
HealthNet was called in, but deputies said the man was pronounced dead on scene shortly after the crash. No word on what caused the accident. Officials said the driver was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
 
The Marion County Sheriff's Department is investigating. Stay with 5 News for more updates.

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